James Clayton

The James Clayton Column: ‘Inglourious Magneto’ and other alternate cuts

James Clayton News Jul 14, 2011

Inspired by Michael Fassbender’s performance in X-Men: First Class, James wonders what an entire film devoted to Magneto’s 60s exploits would have looked like...

The James Clayton Column: Mel Gibson’s The Beaver, drowning beneath the movie mainstream

James Clayton News Jul 7, 2011

In this week’s column, James explores the myth of Mel Gibson, and explains why you should see his latest movie, The Beaver…

The James Clayton Column: Parlare Porco Rosso? The Italian Adjustment Bureau

James Clayton News Jun 30, 2011

James is back from a break in Italy where he discovered a shared, geeky love of Star Wars and Argento movies. Just don’t talk about Studio Ghibli…

The James Clayton Column: Good to be bad, better to be chaotic evil

Vile villains
James Clayton News Jun 2, 2011

In this week’s column, James celebrates the weirdest, baddest screen villains of recent years, including the unhinged murderer from Brit thriller, Blitz…

The James Clayton Column: Tintin and the Tannis Root Nightmare of the Uncanny Valley

James Clayton News May 26, 2011

James is a big fan of Tintin. But when crossed with motion capture? Some alarm bells have begun to ring...

The James Clayton Column: Aliens vs. ‘Select Your Opponent’

James Clayton News May 19, 2011

As Attack The Block introduces the idea of aliens versus youths, James comes up with a few high-concept invasion movie ideas of his own...

The James Clayton Column: Movies presenting a career path

James Clayton News May 12, 2011

If you're looking for inspiration for your next job, then your local multiplex might have some answers, reckons James...

The James Clayton Column: The Cussing King’s Speech and Jupiter’s Willy

James Clayton News May 5, 2011

Is swearing in movies like Kick-Ass and Oscar-friendly The King’s Speech anything to get uptight about? The censors say yes, but James isn’t so sure…

The James Clayton Column: Dancing for freedom: the Sucker Punch against oppression

James Clayton News Apr 14, 2011

James went to see Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. And he's got a few thoughts...

The James Clayton Column: Abandon Limitless drug crazed abandon!

James Clayton News Apr 7, 2011

In the wake of Limitless and its IQ-boosting wonder drug, James looks back at the uneasy relationship between controlled substances and the movies…